Rapper The Game has had the image of slain teenager Trayvon Martin tattooed on his leg.

The black teenager was shot and killed by Neighbourhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman in Florida last year (12). Zimmerman was controversially acquitted of the youngster's murder last month (Jul13), and the decision sparked a wave of protests across the U.S.

On Saturday (17Aug13), The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, posted a picture of the finished tattoo, which took seven hours to create, to his Instagram.com page.